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HMRC internal manual

Tax Credits Manual

How to end childcare costs

 

Step 1

On the ‘Function Menu’

  • select ‘Application’ on the toolbar
  • select ‘Change of Circumstances’ from the options available. You’ll be taken to the ‘Key Entry Data’ screen
  • enter the customer’s NINO
  • select ‘OK’.

If you are taken to the ‘Select Household’ screen

  • select the relevant claim
  • select ‘OK’. You’ll be taken to the ‘Applicant Details’ screen
  • go to Step 2.

If you are taken to the ‘Select Application’ screen

  • select the relevant claim
  • select ‘OK’. You’ll be taken to the ‘Applicant Details’ screen
  • go to Step 2.

If you are taken straight to the ‘Applicant Details’ screen, go to Step 2.

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Step 2

On the ‘Applicant Details’ screen

  • select ‘CC’ on the toolbar. You’ll be taken to the ‘Childcare Details’ screen
  • select the childcare provider whose costs have changed
  • select ‘Change’. You’ll be taken to the ‘Change Childcare Provider’ screen
  • select the tax year in the ‘Costs’ field by clicking on the appropriate checkbox
  • select the costs that have changed from the ‘Costs’ field
  • select ‘Change’. You’ll taken to the ‘Amend Cost’ screen
  • enter the end date in the ‘End’ field
    Note: In cases where the childcare provider is no longer registered or approved, the childcare costs must be removed from the day after the registration or approval ended. There is no eligibility for a four week run on payment.
  • select ‘OK’. You’ll be taken back to the ‘Change Childcare Provider’ screen
  • select ‘Ch’ on the toolbar. You’ll be taken to the ‘Child Details’ screen
  • select the appropriate child
  • select ‘Correction’. The ‘Correction Child’ screen will display
  • enter the end date in the ‘In Childcare’ field
    Note: This will be the same date as the date the childcare costs ended.
  • select ‘OK’.

If you have made the change to a pre-award claim, you have ended the childcare costs. Return to the guidance you were previously following.

If you have made the change to a post award claim

  • you’ll be taken to the ‘Amend Finish’ screen
  • do not complete the ‘Amend Finish’ screen at this point, just return to the guidance you were previously following.